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and a certain degree of charisma that i think she'll he'll lack. and she did play a role as the obama administration would assert in restoring the american image, but i think there will be more points of continuity than discontinuity. >> rose: how do you assess her four years? >> >> well, i think she was good at restoring the american image. i think she trafd a lot. she went to 112 countries. i think she had some success in asia. but i don't think she or the obama administration has many notable diplomatic accomplishiments. the syria problem is-- seemed. the middle east situation seems pretty much stalled out. can. >> rose: do you believe benghazi will be a cirrus law on her record? >> i think it is a flaw. but i don't think it will be a lasting flaw. it was a systemic breakdown. there was an independent review that established there was a lot of culpability of a lot of people on the sixth floor of the state department, but she was on the seventh floor and certainly, her posture has been she accepts responsibility for what happened but not blame, and that's pret much what played out t
. >>> and as we know, this is also the second time for michelle obama, who has been such a force in american life. obtaining jobs for military families. thousands and thousands of them. and also for health and nutrition for american children. but as we know, she has to contend with the scrutiny of what she wears. and tonight, the question -- why does it matter so much? abc's deborah roberts is here with us to explain. >> reporter: michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue silk coat by a little known american, thom browne, who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it today. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have, you know, chosen from and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not ladies wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal, phenomenal career-maker. >> reporter: it's that $14 million boost for any designer she wears. and the steady profits she delivers to the mass market brands sh
, if you ask the american people, president obama should focus on something, would it be equality or economic renewal, most americans would say economic renewal. >> do you think he won't be focusing on it because he spoke about equality today? >> well, not because he spoke about equality today. it is because he elevated it as a central theme of his presidency and he said that without that, there is no progress. no economic -- that comes morally and i think linearly first. that's not i think what the american people would think. >> but here's what i think is actually happening. the trickle down economic model that says, when the wealthy do well, everybody else will do better. i think it has been discredited. i think what obama firmly believes is that the economy grows from the middle class out. so therefore, it used to be the case you would say either you're concerned about growth or about equality. i think what obama believes is that when you have too much inequality, you cannot get the growth. >> well, for the next two years you're not talking about the middle class out. you're t
issues, obama pushed for unity. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it, as long as we seize it together. >> reporter: he brought attention to climate change and gay rights and equal pay for women and we heard a familiar theme from the campaign trail. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. >> reporter: no inauguration would be complete without the president and first lady walking the parade route. then more personal moments, enjoying the festivities and music from the comfort of their viewing stand. >> so lots of moments but perhaps the biggest question of all, what was michelle obama going to be wearing to the balls? turns out she wore a dress, a red long gown and that's the same designer from four years ago, jason wu. we're live in washington, back to you. >>> once again, the inaugural celebration is in full swing. this is a live picture of the commander in chief's ball. that is taking place inside the washington convention center. there are only two off
president obama made history by acknowledging the struggle for equal rights for gay and lesbian americans and made it part of america's civil rights tradition. here's more of what the history books will record. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> today's inaugural poem came from richard blanco, a cuban american who says negotiating his identity as an american and as a gay man is the wellspring of poetry. he said he has lived the american dream as being named the fifth inaugural poet. here's part of the poem he read today to the president and to the world. >> we head home through the gloss of rain or weight of snow or the plum blush of dusk but always, always home, always under one sky, our sky. and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every roof top and every window of one country. >> richard blanco joins me now. what a day this must have been for you. the first latino american to read a poem at this inaugu
." with democrats and republicans struggling to find common ground on a number of key issues, obama pushed for unity: >> "my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together." >> reporter: he brought attention to climate change, as well as gay rights and equal pay for women. and we heard a familiar theme from the campaign trail. >> "for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." >> reporter: and no inauguration would be complete without the president and first lady walking part of the famed parade route. then, more personal moments -- enjoying the festivities, and music, from the comfort of their viewing stand in washington, i'm tory dunnan. >> 30's right now in napa, vallejo and concord. warmer in daly city. we are expecting another beautiful day. the afternoon highs and are in the 60s for los gatos. and for the north bay, low 60s through napa and santa rosa. your full forecast, coming up. >> pam: celebrating the life of dr martin luther king on the holiday whic
with obama on immigration and gay rights. majority of american people -- >> greg: how do i feel about gay rights? what are you talking about? >> dana: let's ask. >> bob: gay rights. gay marriage? you don't need constitutional amendment. >> dana: who talks about gay marriage anymore? name the republican who out front on that? >> bob: they duck on it. >> dana: name one. there isn't. >> bob: i will give you every republican -- >> dana: talk about gay marriage? [ overtalk ] >> greg: i was for gay marriage before obama. >> eric: look at the mainstream media swoon over barack obama. watch. >> reminds me of lincoln in that speech. gettysburg address. second inaugural itself. >> i was moved. to be up there in frozen crowd. >> president went past where i am now, i will wave to the president. >> i can see the president right now in the limo. >> mr. president, mr. president, is the weather good? that's fantasticbe! >> wow! >> that is huge! >> wow! >> yes! >> eric: surprised by that? >> greg: you don't think obama and reagan got that response? >> andrea: they want to pinch themselves and talk about h
. >> reporter: carol heys would never imagine she could see an african-american president sworn in. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: or talk about martin luther king. mr.bam made history uttering a three letter word never spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not
to applaud president obama's 23 executive orders. >> americans of every background stand up and say enough. we've suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue. then change will come. e. >> the cathedral says they will continue to do their part to keep the problem of gun violence and its solutions in the public eye. meanwhile the white house has said the president does not expect to get all his gun control proposals through congress. fox's doug mckelway has more on the effort to prevent further gun violence. >> reporter: after the trauma of the sandy hook massacre the urgent call to limit americans' easy access to guns has met with some stiff resistance and exposed america's cultural divide over firearms. the president offered 23 different executive actions which would strengthen background checks, better address the issue of mental health and call for armed officers in schools that want them, but the politics of gun legislation are fraught with danger for the president. there are 24 senate seats up for grabs in 2014 including in the gun friendly st
of washington d.c. and hear it out of the obama administration on the recovery. how come 47 million americans are on food stamps and the number that we spend on food stamps tripled under obama's watch? >> look, i agree with you. there is no recovery that we can measure here and you can point to how many people are out of work and lost their homes and on food stamps. we need to change our policy and invest and then you cash in. that's the way it works. we need to invest in america first. china is doing it. china's unemployment is 4.9 percent . ours is double that . china is investing with us. the money we pay to borrow for war. >> tracey. >> i believe we should invest but i don't want the government to do it. unemployment is up because of the uncertainty out of washington. companies don't want to expand. get the government out of the way, everything will get back to normal. >> tracey is right. you could see a temporarily sell off in the stock market. it is down from all-time highs because the market knows more medocre, the government will step in and fix and form the law interest rates and foo
the election of the first african-american president. president obama is only the 16th sitting chief executive to be returned to office. he is the first president since dwight eisenhower to win two consecutive elections with more than 51% of the popular vote. he won for the 372 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206 and spent part of the morning at the white house having coffee with bipartisan leadership. >> this is the second time the president had his inauguration on the celebration of martin luther king, jr. and it's actually a ceremonial event. the 20th amendment to the constitution mandates that newly elected mandates take place on january 20th and several times that happened on the sunday. and followed by the pomp and pageantry on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families a
to watch president obama take the oath of office for his second term. once again, americans across this land filled with hope and a sense of renewal. and it's time for all americans to celebrate that renewal of our democratic system. it's a great day of pageantry, a great day of praised but, also a great day to think of what this country is all about and what it means for this peacefultrition of power. we will be there on our show today and on current tv a little bit later. but right now let's find out all of the latest from lease a ferguson out in los angeles, today's current news update. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning, everyone. of course, the bill news of the day, it is president obama's public inauguration in washington, d.c. >> that's taking place at the u.s. capitol at 11:20 eastern this morning. first, though, the first family will attend church along with the biddens at st. john's episccapal in d.c. president obama actually began his second term in office yesterday. the presidential inaugurations always take place on ja
to watch this parade. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" live from washington, d.c. president obama starts his second term in a big way. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> president barack obama begins four more years with a progressive barn burner. >> you and i as citizens have the power to set this country's course. you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time. >> it was the 57th presidential inauguration for the 44th commander in chief, or as fox news calls it -- >> the most depressing day of the year. >> tonight congressman keith ellison of the house progressive caucus on the president's call to arms. john nichols of the nation magazine on his defense of the big three. terry o'neill on a historic speech for women. jonathan alter and james peterson on the cultural impact of a president linking seneca falls, selma and stonewall. and my thoughts on a new hope for the american class. >> progress doe
connect the root tunis on joe, was barack obama senior's third wife, second american way. >> has she tacked to the media quiet >> she has never talked to anyone. this is one of the key interviews. >> is the only interview that over here. was it worth coming over for? >> that is a tough question. yeah. it's too hypothetical. >> host: thank you for giving me socratic. she helped pythagoras baker and that was very important. in that interview, i'll never forget sitting in the back of the kenner carts on the lawn for several hours and was pouring our hearts out. >> host: after she married barack obama she divorced him in state in kenya. just as she did. she married an african and took that name and had two children by barack senior and i matter they her second husband. she stayed the whole time. she's still very much part of the nairobi community and as renÉe kenner curtain there for many years. posted may 1864 to 1963 they were married. how long had she known him before she essentially quit: 30 kenya? just as she finished school, but was teaching by that point. she no longer new. one
with president barack obama for saying in his speech that americans should not mistake quote absolutism... >> president barack obama is saying the only way to make children safe is to make adults unsafe and violent criminals unsafe. >> reporter: in recommends to the strong opposition, they have more on gun regulations. >>> congressman mike thompson said there is a way to protect the second amendment. all gun buyers should have to pass background checks so they don't get into the hands of the mentally ill and withholding gun clips holding large amounts of ammunition. >>> some city residents are up in arms and the chief is pushing for the pilot program and both are discussing the issue at a community meeting last night. we will bring you more details from the meeting and tell you what people had to say. >>> a housing debate in los gatos is going back to the drawing board. late last night they voted to consider an affordable housing plan. those against the plan said it is unfair to put affordable units in the northern part of town. our neighborhood is not against affordable housing in any
that was different. let me play it. >> why are so many americans accepting president obama's vision when less than 30 years ago, president reagan was the political icon? the struggle in america is not between republicans and democrats, it's between us, we the people. you either want freedom or you don't. >> us. we the people. want freedom or we don't. how is what president obama's talking about, social justice and equal pay for women and rights for gays and lesbians. how is this not wanting freedom? i don't understand? that's why i called it different. and the fact that 30 years ago, we saw reagan as an icon means 30 years later that we can't say that we think what the president is saying today is just as important as what people felt about ronald reagan 30 years ago? help me with this, jonathan? >> well, i wish i could get into the mind of bill o'riley and figure out which people is he talking about when he says we the people. yes, ronald reagan was an icon 30 years ago. but that was 30 years ago. icons change. times change. the country has changed. and is continuing to change. and so for anyone to
being an american and the democratic system which has allowed barack obama to be re-elected, african-american man, it would have been almost unthinkable when martin luther king was assassinated, but it has come true. his dream has come true. >> freedom is so important, and this country is all about freedom. that's why everybody wants to come here and live in america. today, you felt that, you felt the dream and the hope and the people. that's what makes america so great. it's wonderful. >> keep dancing. the fans are loving you moving. >> thanks, piers. come dance with me later. >> i will. >> this is sort of like getting audio and -- an audio enma, your entire body. you got it. >> chris tucker. >> that's it. >> wow, on this lovely note, we will take a brief break. >> eat your heart out. >> let's do a dance. it's dress-like-a-president day, i'm supposed to be martin van buren. who? martin van buren! google? martin van buren. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $1
states. g> four years after making history by becoming the first african-american president, barack obama kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to have -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the te
>>> reaching across the aisle. u.s. president barack obama called for unity as he embarks on his second term. barack obama avoided the words "democrat" and "republican." but he's made it clear he wants americans of different political stripes to work together. he laid out his vision for his next four years in his second inaugural address. obama was sworn in in public, something he had done in private the day before. former president, state governors and members of congress braved the cold alongside him. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> obama described his priorities for his second term from the domestic economy and diplomacy to climate change. he talked about values and principles common to all americans. he said prosperity must rest on the shoulders of the rising middle class. >> no single person can train all the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the future. or build the roads and networks and research labs that
," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth lothian has the highlights. >> reporter: this is a speech we're told the president had been working on since mid december, and he delivered it rather in a much different climate than he had four years ago, and he was dealing with two wars and also a financial crisis this time, the president used history to help define a progressive agenda for the next four years. >> please raise your right hand. >> reporter: and so it began. the second inaugural ceremony of president barack obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, a confident mr. obama appeared comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and he will shall seize it together. >> reporter: the speech was rooted in history and fittingly on this holiday, reverend martin luther king jr.'s dream. >> we h
and took issue for president obama for saying in his speech that americans shouldn't mistake absolutism for principallism. >> ] is saying the only principal way to make -- >> the nra inalready pert -- interpreted the remarks as a represents to the strong opposition to any -- as a reaction to the strong opposition. >>> right now, a person living in san francisco can travel to the peninsula or elsewhere in the state to buy a weapon. that purchase will be recorded in that city. but there will be no official record of the gun coming into san francisco. there are other loopholes as well. >>> today, north bay congressman mike thompson will head up a hearing on gun violence prevention. he's a hunter and gun owner and believes the second amendment should be protected. but he says there's room for changes in gun policies to reduce gun violence. he says that requires background checks for all purchases. he supports strictly penalties for people who buy them illegally for them who can't get them as well as -- as well as all gun trafficking. >>> coming up at 7:45, we'll tell you both sides of the d
the backing of president obama. assault weapons are not necessary for the average american to own. >> weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat. they are replicated for civilian use. in a month after a new town conn where 26 innocent lives were lost to this automatic weapon and a person who never should have owned it we had over 26 killed on the streets of the city of chicago. the national rifle association about to fight any measures that they blocked american freedom. one day after president obama's inauguration house speaker john boehner gave a speech at a private g-o-p luncheon and had a warning for fellow republicans. >> attempt to annihilate the republican party. boehner went on to say he believed the obama administration's goal is to regain control of the house during mid-term elections. the speech was given at a private luncheon sponsored by the ripon society and was closed to reporters. boehner said president obama's inaugural address made it clear his visions for a second term can't be achieved. as long as the house is controlled
from afghanistan is greeted with approval by the majority of americans. at the moment, obama and his refilling the test of security for the nation. although the rise of anti-american uprisings, the killing of our ambassador in libya and the success of taliban in afghanistan as minimally raise the issue of the defense of the nation as an ingredient in the coming election. is obama providing economic opportunity? he inherited the worst economic crisis since the great depression, but the president is now held responsible for a continuation of high unemployment and minimal hope for its improvement, and also for increases in the debt and deficit. his job legislation proposals are not being well received by republicans. the administration has not proposed any innovative resolution for the severe downturn in housing. and some believe he should have supported and promoted simpson-bowles deficit reduction proposal. he has not been able to significantly expand economic opportunity. how has obama used the tools of leadership? he attempts to communicate his vision and proposals, but he has appea
operation that will operate throughout president obama's second term. nobody has any idea what that is going to be like or how that is going to work, because nobody has ever done this before in american politics. joining us now to talk about the inauguration and this development in our politics is dan rather, the anchor and managing editor of access reports on tv. happy inauguration day. thank you for joining us. >> happy inauguration day to you, and what a job you have done, rachel, and what a day for the country. one can be blase about a lot. but we can't be blase about a day like this where a reelected person of color becomes president of the united states for another four years. listen, i don't care whether you're republican, democrat, mugwamp, whatever, it's a day where you have to say what a country. >> dan, i have said that there is no precedent for exactly the way the president is planning on spending his second term. obviously every presidency is different. political strategy evolves over time as presidents evolve over time. is this president planning something that is materially di
obama for saying in his speech that americans should not quote mistake absolutism for principal. >> president barack obama is saying the only principalled way to make children safe is to make lawful citizens, less safe and violent criminals more safe. >> reporter: the nra interpreted the president's remark to strong opposition to any new fun regulations. >>> he expects it to keep rising but there is no way to track how many guns there are in san francisco. right now a person living in san francisco can travel to the peninsular or elsewhere in the state to buy a weapon. that purchase will be recorded in that city but there will be no official record of that gun coming back into san francisco. there are other several loopholes as well. do san francisco police officers cary weapons and they want to know why members of the community do not. >>> they are expected to report the iphone and "i" pad sales during the 2012 season. here is more on why there is a great deal of concern over today's earnings report. here is janine de la vega. >> reporter: apple will be looking at the report ea
damaging to american interests. as a candidate that can take us in it not president obama thing seemed to really understand appeared to type about it creatively during the campaign. he pledged about two notches withdraw american troops from iraq, the change would be called the american mindset that gotten us into the strategic to go invading iraq in place. he pledged to really change america's middle east policy. instead, the obama administration has pursued the same so supposes that is predecessors, the same that inflicts damage to america's strategic position. it covers out, the obama administration today is not just presiding over his called middle east peace process. the very demise of the nice features solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict. of the obama administration intervention in libya was able to overthrow moammar gadhafi, if not incubating in libya at a significant threat to american security interests. as we detail in our book, "going to tehran," the obama administration has gone beyond and threatening the islamic republic to do something which argued even more dange
. an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> our washington correspondent was there. you were at the inauguration. obama had quite a big wish list. take us through it. >> well, it is not really a wish list. inaugural speeches are not the place for a wish list. but you can read between the lines. i would sum it up with two words, unity and equality. a message to republicans meaning let's work together for a cnge to try to make things better in america, especially economically speaking and also for the budget. now equality is something that rsonates very well with his voters. not just about gender and race equality but equality for immigrants. he talked about that quite a lot. that is the point that might translate into serious political action. as we all know the latina community is affected by immigration and they helped to re-elect barack obama. major project coming up there. the last point that is important for us europeans, he talked about climate change. he signaled he
@foxnews.com. >>> coming up next they released this pastor from jail but this american wife is telling a different story. >> the obama family celebrating a second term in the white house. the numbers might not give us reason to celebrate. presidential historian is going to take a look for us. flush ♪ [ wind howls ] [ dog barks ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] something powerful is coming. ♪ see it on february 3rd. ♪ >> good morning to you. it is 26 after the hour. a former teacher picking bill ayers to give the keynote speech. he will give the conference. he admitted to taking part in the bombing of the pentagon in the 70's. >> his wife says a new report coming out of that country claims her husband has been released but that is not true. the pastor has been locked up since september for his christian beliefs. his trial started yesterday. ainsley? >> the celebration is now over it is time for the president to get to work. compared to other two term presidents where does president obama stand at the start of his second term? our presidential historian is here. >> good to sea you. let's talk about unemp
. and the african american vote was going to go to president obama. but they jammed it way up with their voter suppression effort. they've got to think more about fundamentals and not just organization. >> and, melissa, will you look at the american people, 68% say it's unacceptable to cut medicaid. 66% disapprove of the gop's negotiation over tax. what they are selling, the american people are not buying. they're in denial. they're acting -- in fact, they're saying that what we have is fundamental principles are right. we're just presenting it wrong. it's not the content they're saying it's the package. no, it's the content. >> you know where this is going to get really real for people on the ground? are these republican governors who are going to continue to try to block president obama's affordable care act that is going to now finally start taking effect on the legislative term. now what we're going to see is in states that are allowing the health care changes, that are doing the kinds of things that are allowing the medicaid extension, you're going to see a dramatic impact. and then in st
monday millions of americans watched as barack obama took the oath of office for a second term. this coming monday, the party really starts. >> it's me your vp joe biden and i'm inviting you all to join me this monday at the dover meet speedway in dover, delaware, for a little party i like to call the biden bash. forget the pageant tri, forget the ib spir rational speeches, this one is about fun. we're going to have cotton candy, amateur dog show. be sure to join me for my kung fu exhibition. >> biden time,o w! almost got it. >> as the saying goes, what happens in delaware -- >> all proceeds go to biden 2016 presidential ex employertory committee. >> i don't think that will matter if biden launches a 2016 presidential campaign? remember what chevy chase on "snl" did to jerry ford. he killed him. >>> here is what fox news found to be missing from the obama/clinton "60 minutes" interview. >> i think for some reason they just didn't dig into anything at all. >> 30 minutes, come on? >> i would like to know -- did she pass out and hit her head, was she pushed? how did she hit her he
cut ser the former deputy campaign manager for president obama's re-election. you know, congresswoman, as you know, like most americans i have always thought it idiotic on the part of the republicans to even talk about sending home over 10 million people who have been living here in this country for years. it's not going to ever happen. it would be a hideous thing to watch it in effect, people being ripped from their families. but i believe no true reform is ever going to work nor should it be approved that doesn't have enforcement behind it. unless that stops the other thing isn't going to be effective either. do you think this bill has both teeth and a good thing for the people living here both? >> well, it's important to remember that what the thinking of eight unveiled is sort of an outline. it's actually not a written bill yet. so there are details that still need to be worked out, but the very fact that there is agreement and the very fact that it's a bipartisan effort and the very fact that republican senators are now supporting this earned pathway to citizenship or legalizatio
take the oath of office yesterday. but today is when the american people celebrate mr. obama's second inaugural. it's also dr. martin luther king jr.'s birthday. the president will honor dr. king by swearing in publicly on a bible once used by the civil rights leader. he'll also use a bible that was once used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected in the national mall. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other and celebrating this incredible nation we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president, along with their famili families, will start by attending st. john's. the swearing-in is followed by a parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. the security is extremely tight. 15,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> watching an event this large, with this number of people coming, takes a lot of corporate nation. >> reporter: the president and first lady showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hair-do. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> let me tell you, it has just been a true thrill to watch this
invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. >>> historians have long argued that american presidents who are lucky enough to get re-elected are often susceptible to what's called the second term curse. nixon had water-gate. clinton, monica. already days into his new term, barack obama has his first scandal, beyonce. congratulations are supposed to be a showcase of american democracy, the peaceful passage of power. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. ♪ o say, can you see >> but what's everybody talki i about after president obama's big day? beyonce. she's still not saying whether she lip-synched the national anthem. ♪ brave >>> but what we do know for sure is there are others who absolutely should have. here now are scientifically compiled via google search top six worst ever national anthem renditions. number six, steven tyler. ♪ o say, can you see >> the lead singer of aerosmith viewed it to be a bad performance at last year's afc championship game. number five, carl lewis. through the perilous fight ♪ >> this one's a classic. he got booed in the
be politically divided, but most americans agree, they really like first lady michelle obama. you hit me like the sky fell on me ♪ >> reporter: public popularity on display saturday night at the kids' inaugural ball honoring military families. helping those families has been one of mrs. obama's key initiatives. >> when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> reporter: her other focus, fighting childhood obesity. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. >> well, there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett says the first lady and you her staff are working on a new agenda. >> she really is very determined to make sure that they think it through thoroughly and that they don't just do one-off things. she wants to really make sure that it's thought out. >> reporter: ivillage chief correspondent kelly wallace
me connect the roots to barack obama seniors third wife who is such an americanized. spent how she talked to the media? >> has never talked to anyone. she will talk to me on tuesday. at her school alone for several hours. this is one of the key interviews of the whole trip. spent if that were the only interview that you got over there, would that be worth coming over for? >> that is a tough question. very interesting. yes. >> guest: thank you for giving lisa credit. she helped me find ruth baker. that was very important. in that interview, i'll never forget, the back of the kindergarten on the lawn for several hours and only supporting her heart out time after she married barack about and divorced him, she stayed in kenya. >> guest: she did. she married another african and took that name. and had two children by barack sr., and another by her second husband. she stayed the whole time. she is still very much a part of the nairobi community, and has run the kindergarten there for many years. >> host: 1964-1973 they were married. how long had she known him before she essentially with
will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, washington. >> that really is an amazing stat, if you think about it. that she could have a $14 million impact on one designer just by wearing the dress. that's how the intensity and exposure is. and jason, after the first inauguration four years ago, he launched into making candles and doing a furniture line. every media
's why. on election day this year americans voted overwhelmingly to re-elect president obama four more years. that same day people also voted to re-elect senate democrats and to send a large number of them to congress, more than the republicans. more senate democrats than republicans which put harry reid in charge of the senate for another two years. and the very next day after the election harry reid in his first post-election press conference said that he was going to fix the unprecedented problem we have in washington with how republicans have broken the united states senate through abusing the rules. >> it looks like there are going to be a number of -- many more filibusters on motions to proceed. do you think -- do you have any plans to change the filibuster? >> yes, i do. i've said so publicly, and i continue to feel that way. i think that the rules have been abused and that we're going to work to change them. >> first press conference, day after the election, harry reid saying that going forward things are going to change. specifically, this was going to change. the de facto rul
obama renominated him this week. >> he's helped protect americans from predatory lenders, launched a campaign to help families make smart decisions about college and cracked down on credit card companies that charged hidden fees. >> the last year, 45 republicans said in a letter, they would never vote for anyone to head that bureau and republican senator mike crapo says until key structural changes are made to the bureau to ensure accountability and transparency, i will continue my objepposition to any nominee for director. not all of his nominees are encountering such opposition, senator john kerry received bipartisan support at his confirmation hearing on thursday. >> the airplane, the one that says on the side, united states of america, lands anywhere in the world, i will be proud that it will be john kerry representing us. >> should he be confirmed, i'm confident he will be, and become our next secretary of state. i'm sure we'll have our disagreements which i know neither one of us will hesitate to bring to the other's attention. >> ever since key new york democratic senator ch
. >> i want to get to andrea in one second. you look at the pictures of barack obama, first african-american president, still, you know, if you had said ten years ago, it would still be shocking. you have hillary clinton sitting next to him. odds-on favorite to be the first female president. you look at those two figures, you look at their approval ratings, barack obama, building the '70s, hillary's approval rating up in the 60s. and then you look at where i was this weekend, "the national review" had a great weekend where they were talking about the future of conservatism. i say it was because it was so constructive. but i'll tell what you, if the economy keeps getting better over the next three years, you've got hillary linton rclin running three years from now, we republicans have such a major headwind in our face for the next three years. it's going to be tough. >> yeah, there's no question. but there's so many variables. >> go ahead. >> no, so many variables that could happen in the next 3 1/2 years. >> yeah. ed sees you making a motion, he stops. >> i was trying to get richard haass in
" duringpot obama's inauguration on monday. the "american idol" winner won rave performances and sung it love. not beyonce. she may have lip synced hers but now the marine corps band seeming to be changing its tune. susan mcginnis is in washington with the canned music controversy. good morning, susan. >>> the marine corps band taped all the performances before the event. others feel duped. beyonce took the stage at president obama's inauguration this week and delivered what many called a memorable performance. >> i thought she did an excellent job. she sage really well. she was passionate. i thought it was a moving -- something moving to watch. >> reporter: but now there are reports her singing wasn't what everyone saw. the controversy erupted on tuesday when a spokeswoman for the marine corps band said the singer used a prerecorded voice track instead of singing live. the marines later backed off that statement saying no one in the marine band is in a position to say whether it was live or recorded. sources tell cbs news beyonce did sing and her mike was hot
pass the americans with disabilities act and president obama's health care law. harkin says he would be 81 by the time his sixth term ends and says it's time to step aside. >>> at least 30 people killed in violent protests to day in egypt. these deaths come after the verdict in one of the worst soccer riots. 21 rioters were sentenced to death. shortly after the verdict, violence erupted. but outside the court in cairo, families and friends of the 74 people killed in last year's riot actually celebrated. these clashes come after a night of anti-government protests across the country. yesterday marked the second anniversary of the egyptian revolution. >>> here at home, a manassas man charged with the murder of his 15-month-old son. he is accused of drowning the boy during a court ordered visit in october. his mother says the visits should never have happened. news 4's darcy spencer spoke to the boy's mother today about the arrest and what comes next. darcy? >> reporter: imjjim, the little boy's mom is relieved about the arrest but she wants those that allowed this to happen to be accou
." ♪ ♪ >> eric: welcome back to "the five." president obama shocked pro-gun americans when he told the world he is a shooter. in fact, he said he shoots all the time. so i wonder what kind of shooter he is. do you think it's this kind? probably not. what about this kind? [ rapid shots ] i'm guessing not that kind either. i guess a gun in obama's hand looks more like this. >> sorry. >> my fault. >> eric: we all know he is a shooter but he is evident lay skeet shooter. likes to do it up at camp david. do you think he knocked down a clay birdie? >> bob: i tried one with a hundred different shots. didn't hit one of them. it finally grabbed one on the ground and shot it on the ground. i'm not good -- >> dana: that wasn't very safe. >> bob: it wasn't. my guess is he probably has done a little of that. why they don't release a picture it doesn't matter. >> eric: do you really think -- >> bob: i think the shooter was on the edge. >> never know. want to shoot down a bull sometime. greg? >> greg: what is he skeet shooting? clay pigeons like the fox news emblem? >> eric: maybe. >> greg: i love he picked t
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, are met. >> reporter: a statement from president obama read today every american can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters playing a greater role in protecting this country we love. while it was secretary panetta who announced this change, it will be up to someone else to implement about. confirmation hearings begin thursday in the senate for the nomination of chucking a doll take over as next secretary of defense -- chuck hagel to take over as the next secretary of defense. >>> massachusetts senator john kerry one step closer to becoming the next secretary of state. kerry had his confirmation hearing before the senate foreign relations committee today. he addressed a number of issues including iran, syria and climate change. kerry served on the foreign relations committee for 30 years and is expected to easily win confirmation and take over for hillary clinton in the next couple weeks. >>> president obama has nominated a tough former prosecutor to head the securities and exchange commission, mary jo white with an extensive re
president obama not being american enough. but they really wanted him to step up, to deal with the challenges of inequality and injustice in our society. they're important voices. and i don't think we'll see them muted anytime soon. >> back to david rimnick, for a moment. you wrote "the bridge" that documented the president so closely. what change did you see him in these four years? >> he was not the leader of a movement. martin luther king was the leader of a movement. barack obama is a politician. and he encountered politics his first day in office. he encountered things unimaginable. you mentioned the security issue. we've now forgotten on the first day of office, on his inaugural day last time, he came out on stage under the threat of a possible al qaeda attack from somali insurgents. it is long forgotten. but inaugural day was proceeded by this. and then, he began in a near-depression, an economic depression. and he's faced some highly radicalized republican party. he's encountered politics. and george knows, from being in the white house, being president of the unit
's watch, you feel it. if you are one of the americans who lack health insurance under president obama's first four years, you feel it. these are statistics for successful people to dismiss. let me just say i think that both republicans and democrats have missed a tremendous opportunity in the messaging on the economy. republicans have just talked about job creators, they talk about entrepreneurs. and they own that space a little bit. the president talks about, you know, having the wealthy pay their fair share and whatnot and ignores the debt in his inaugural speech yesterday. but most americans right now, most american households are neither job seekers nor job creators, they're job holders. and they don't fear losing their job or even replacing a lost job, but what they're saying now which is different than your father or grandfather is that the job is no longer enough. it's that life in america seems to be increasingly unaffordable. people say i have a job, my household has two or three jobs and we still can't make it. i think the republicans should take the opportunity to explain t
, today, the day they could finally prove their conspiracy theory about how president obama and susan rice and hillary clinton conspired to hide the truth from the american people. all they had to do was get hillary clinton to crack under the awesome pressure of testifying to congress. something she actually mastered 20 years ago. >> capitol hill, locust of dysfunction, hall of smoke and mirrors. >> secretary clinton will face answers that republicans have wanted to ask for months. >> is the u.s. involved with transferring weapons to turkey? >> to turkey. >> they were just throwing everything against the wall. >> we were misled. >> we were not given a clear picture. >> no one has been held accountable. >> had i been president at the time. >> senator rand paul. >> i would have relieved you of your post. >> it was a pukefest. >> i have said many times i took responsibility. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> we have seen these kinds of dramas before. >> i am particularly pleased to appear before you, mr. chairman, making sure we are all moving forward. >> we want to express ou
of americans said that you cannot sustain trillion dollar deficits indefinitely. i don't think obama cares at all about that. that is not on his agenda. i think he really is a president who believes his mission is to reduce the inequality. he saw reagan increasing in inequality. he is a leveller. obama care was step one. i crease in spending of the government which was a massive increase in spending. increasing taxation especially on the rich is a third item. i think he wanls to contin-- wa continue that. he wants to get to levels of entitlement that will make much more equality between the classes that's where he wants to go. to do it he will have to raise taxes. that will be one of the number one issues on his agenda to raise taxes way beyond where we have been ever since the reagan era. >> juan, how can that be? he has to see the spending problem that we are in. what do you think the thought process is about that since has done some cuts but not enough to make a difference. what do you think his thoughts are on it? >> when you think of some of the positions of debt reduction president o
of the presidential inauguration ceremony, president obama, vice president biden, the first lady and jill biden speak to donors before tomorrow's inauguration ceremony.president obama talked about how tomorrow's another duration should remind americans of their role to promote a common goods and pass on a worthy legacy for future generations. this is about 25 minutes. >> good evening,. thank you so much for joining us tonight. more than that, thank you for the kindness, friendship, and support that you have shown us since we began this long journey together. we would not be here without your help. that means so much to joe.nd jill.-- h joe and i are thrilled. i know you feel the same way, to have barack obama as our president for another four years. [applause] and michelle as first lady. [applause] i may be a little biased, but i cannot think of a better man than my husband to help our president lead our country for the next four years. [applause] as long as he has the privilege of serving this nation, i know that joe will keep fighting for american people every day. ladies and gentlemen, please join
mr. obama be sworn in as the nation's first african-american president. >> hopefully i can get up close and personal with michelle and barack. i know that won't happen, but i'm looking forward to seeing them and congratulating them. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands are expected to subway to the mall for the inauguration. metro will provide 17 consecutive hours of rush hour service, from 4:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night. and they're charging peak rates. >> it's different for me, because i haven't rode them before, but i love it. it's very exciting. >> reporter: metro has sold all of its 100,000 commemorative smart trip cards. there was a rush today to buy the final few. >> i've been to about two different metro stations before getting here and i got them. >> reporter: again, metro is opening its doors at 4:00 in the morning. you are urged to have your smart trip card ready, loaded with money. that way you don't have to wait in line. you can go ahead and get into the subways. they're expected to be packed tomorrow. again, expected to have huge crowds here. many streets are
about barack obama. >> the story speaks to all americans. >> john: this is the mixed race child of a single mom raised by his grandparents, granddad being a world war ii veteran, who worked hard and made his way through college, became an ivy league constitutional scholar. it is american dream on so many levels and really i like to remind my right wing friends who has as much caucasian blood as african blood in his veins, he belongs to all of us. >> yet it feeds such paranoia on the right. they seem to have a seething hatred for him the way they had for bill clinton. it is unfortunate to watch. >> john: i'm ready to give jill biden's cote the aretha franklin's hat award. i think she looks terrific. >> jennifer: i'm proud none of us have asked "who are you wearing"? >> john: the oscars, they say who are you wearing. here, we say who are you representing? who are you working for? it is great to see this many americans so fascinated for an event that, in spite of the pomp and circumstance, really is all about substance. the oscars are where we celebrate great achievements in arts b
of a lot of conservatives is somebody is not truly an american. >> stephen: well, the evidence is the executive over reach. he is clearly tyrant. rand paul said we don't like kings in this country. we don't like kings and king obama the first signed an executive order today, okay. that is countermanning the second amendment. is he going to be impeached? s but there are people calling for that? >> there are people calling for it and it won't happen. >> stephen: clinton was. >> that was entirely different. >> stephen: that wasn't executive over reach it was under reach. >> if you know what i mean. it was not clear who was reaching for whom in that case. >> stephen: i understand. that's how he got off. [ laughter ] in more ways than one. all right. so -- [ laughter ] -- you covered -- there one of these presidents that you covered that you like more than others that impress youed you me than other? >> they all had different qualities. >> stephen: oh, come on! there's got be. you are the most evenhanded person in the world. >> i'm fascinated by people who first of all get into the
obama give. it was really tracing american history and saying to keep faith to our ideals we have to change in a llective direction. we have to guarantee women equal income for the same work, he he mentioned gay rights and climate change and preserving medicare and social security. i thought it was laying down a liberal agenda." did you see it that way, mark? >> i think without a doubt, this was a progressive speech from a guy who has offered himself up sometimes as something more post-partisan. no doubt that almost every major progressive desire, vision o amica wa laid out i the spee. again, nothing surprising about what he believes. i thought the most surprising thing about the speech-- and it goes the point david brooks is making-- there's something surprising in it. there's nothing he said about these issues are important to him that was new or fresh or allowed us to see into his vision of how to move the country forward on them as opposed to simply saying "i am a progressive and these are the things i believe and i'll fight for." >> rose: how do you see this, john? this liber
some americans, what difference, at this point does it make, it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it trevofrom ever happening against senator. >> senator accused obama white house and u.n. ambassador rice of lying about what happened in benghazi. >> i categorically reject our answer to senator johnson, the american people deserve to know answers, they don't deserve false answers. and the answers that were given the american people, on september 15, by the ambassador of the united nations, were false. >> the american public waited 4 months for secretary clinton's much anticipated testimony. but today's hearing moved us no closer to the truth. senator john barrasso, a member of foreign relations commit who questioned secretary clinton will join us tonight from washington. on the debt ceiling extension a deal appears to be in the offing with president obama. he and senate majority leader harry reid signals agreement with house speaker john boehner's debt ceiling legislation that was passed today, we'll take that up with senator barrasso and the a-t
obama's inaugural address left some sort of left wing manifesto. far out of the american mainstream. so why do so many mainstream americans agree with everything that the president put forward in his speech on monday. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. back to "hardball." >>> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and selma, and stonewall. >> new polling on this. welcome back to "hardball." that was president obama monday a couple days ago at his inaugural address. it was lines like that one that has defeated the right. anyway, it's got the defeated right braying about mr. obama's so-called liberal manifesto. how out of the mainstream he is. when you look at polls lately the more you can argue he's moving with public opinion. let's go to the evidence starting with gay marriage. here's what the president said. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we a
for public broadcasting. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. president obama began his second term this week with pomp, circumstance, and some prayer. in longstanding american tradition, religion had a high profile in many inaugural activities. kim lawton has more. >> reporter: before monday's public swearing-in ceremony, the obamas attended a special worship service at st. john's episcopal church. protestant, catholic and jewish leaders were part of the service, which was closed to cameras. then, the public ceremony began with an invocation by myrlie evers-williams, widow of slain civil rights leader medgar evers and the first laywoman to give an inaugural prayer. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers, who taught us to pray, god, make me a blessing. >> reporter: music included the brooklyn tabernacle choir. >> the oath i have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this capitol, was an oath to god and country. >> reporter: the president cited god many times in his address. he laid out a liberal vision to the nation, which included
african american was sworn in. it was an historic day. mr. obama came to the president in the midst of a global financial crisis and two wars. he has had to reshape america's role in the world, the boldness of his accomplishments-- health care reform-- has been divisive. in his first inaugural speech president obama promised a new vision for a troubled country. >> today i say to you that the challenges we face are real they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily or in a short span of time but know this, america, they will be met! (cheers and applause) >> rose: four years later much work remains on major issues from climate change to immigration reform to the debate about taxes and spending and the most recent focus on gun control joining me to assess barack obama is a group of distinguished scholars and historians. from boston, dorr wince kearns goodwin, she won the pulitzer prize for her book called "no ordinary time." her latest biography "team of rivals" formed the basis for steven spielberg's movie "lincoln." she'll join us later. from nashville, jon meacham,
>> on the anniversary of the worst attack in american history, september 11, we didn't have the department of defense forces available for seven hours. two brave americans died in the last hour. >> with fox pressed mr. obama on this in november, he penaled to release any information relevant to investigation. >> i will put forward every bit of information we have. i can tell you that immediately upon finding out, that our folks were in danger, that my orders to my national security team were do whatever we need to do to make sure they are safe. >> today, clinton revealed some details about what happened that night. >> i participated in a secure video conference, of senior officials from the intelligence community. the white house and d.o.d. we were going over every possible option, reviewing all that was available to us. any actions we could take. >> though clinton did not specify if the president participated in that secure video conference. focusing instead on the fact that she was in constant contact with the national security advisor tom donelan and others. >> i spoke with president obama later i
. as republicans, we have criticized president obama for not believing in embracing american exceptionalism. it is imperative that we promote american exceptionalism and a fine. -- and define it. many commentators talk about the peaceful transfer of power we have in this country. let us not get confused -- even as we must never take for granted peaceful transition of power, america is not great because of the design of our governments. nation is not exceptional because of the commitment to free elections. the genius of america is our strength and power and growth that comes from the individual actions of our people. [applause] government does not order greatness. government does not order greatness. government cannot command. are free individuals, taking risks, building businesses, inventing things from thin air, and passing the immutable value from one generation to the next. that is the root of america's greatness. [applause] that is our mission is to build a new republican party. we must shift the ambition of our conservative moment away from managing government and towards the mission o
out of that. that was not the fact. and the american people could have known that within days. they didn't know that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a president obama test or because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they would go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happens and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> for me this is not just a matter of policy. it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> senator ron johnson who we heard there would later tell i think she decided before she was going to describe emotionally the four dead americans, the heroes, and use that as her trump card to get out of the questions. it was a good way of getting out of really having o to respond to me. senator ran paul
and regulations here and i think we have the powers to do that. >> reporter: president obama is sending vice president biden on the road to gather public support. >> we're going to take it to the american people. >> reporter: the trip begins tomorrow with a rally in virginia to promote gun control. >>> i'm one on one today with molly smith. not only is she my friend, but she's artistic director of arena stage. i think it's safe to say we were all touched by the violence in newtown, but mollie as a private citizen died to do something about her pain and her grief. and there's a march on washington this weekend. and the average citizen can participate. what do you hope to achieve? >> well, the main thing we really hope to achieve is to focus on gun control. i mean, we are looking at areas like reinstating the assault weapon ban, requiring universal background checks, prohibiting high capacity ammunition magazines. a lot of it has to do with what the president's proposal is. the president and the vice president have been absolutely extraordinary on this issue. and this is an opportunity for ord
to the polls as african-americans, we are going to vote for barack obama as the better of the two candidates. but our responsibility than be caught -- then begins on the day after inauguration to push the president the way we want him to be pushed. a lot of people are going to push him in other directions with the tea party and -- so i think that efforts like the occupy movement are very important in terms of -- barack obama would understand, as a former career organizer, you do not get noticed, especially if you're poor and disadvantaged, unless you do something to bring attention to the issues that are important. tavis: i agree with everything you said except for one. when dr. king did pushed the wrong button for lyndon johnson, you heard the tapes. you are doing the work on the papers project. johnson had some nasty things to say about martin king on those tapes. once johnson pushed those bonds, other black leaders came out publicly against martin. even if martin tried mightily not to take a public stance, at some point he would have felt compelled to do so. once he had done so, were he s
she'l he'll lack. and she did play a role as the obama administration would assert in restoring the american image, but i think there will be more points of continuity than discontinuity. >> rose: how do you assess her four years? >> >> well, i think she was good at restoring the american image. i think she trafd a lot. she went to 112 countries. i think she had some success in asia. but i don't think she or the obama administration has many notable diplomatic accomplishiments. the syria problem is-- seemed. the middle east situation seems pretty much stalled out. can. >> rose: do you believe benghazi will be a cirrus law on her record? >> i think it is a flaw. but i don't think it will be a lasting flaw. it was a systemic breakdown. there was an independent review that established there was a lot of culpability of a lot of people on the sixth floor of the state department, but she was on the seventh floor, and certainly, her posture has been she accepts responsibility for what happened but not blame, and that's pret much at played out today in two hearings. she was uncharacteri
with the american president prt. it's lost on no one the relationship between bebe and obama is cool and distant. >> rose: there is the factor did netanyahu campaign on issues concern to most reallies, focusing more on iran, which is a concern, but by not including a whole range of economic issues, and all the military role of the ultra-orthodox. >> yes, i think the ultra-orthodox and their place in israeli society is now come under a very different kind of scrut 93, and people are coming to a very different conclusion that a lot of the particular rights that they have, both what they do and what they don't do, are just not fair, and certainly that was what was important in the emergence of this party because they were saying, "look, we've got to have the orthodox play their fair share, pay a fair share and play a fair share in what's going "o." >> we should probably give some background. it's a complicated picture. there are two extremes of orthodox in the pick. there are religious nationalists who live in the settlements and live throughout israel why where-- if you'll forgive me-- where it ma
to american security interests. and as we detail in our book, "going to tehran," the obama administration has gone beyond the bush administration in threatening the islamic republic to doing something we argue is even more dangerous, to actually discrediting engagement as a strategy for dealing with the islamic republic of iran. they've to done so by saying tht they've tried to reach out to the islamic republic of iran and failed and, therefore, engagement is perhaps a fool's err rapid. the results of these policies is that on president obama's watch the middle east balance of power has shifted even further away from the united states and its allies than it was at the end of the george w. bush administration. this brings me to another critically important part of our book which is how the islamic republic of iran has become the biggest beneficiary of american mistakes and our ongoing decline in the middle east. in our book we lay out how by pursuing a foreign policy and building a domestic political order that actually attracts middle eastern publics, the islamic republic of iran has been abl
states to call for tougher gun control. the issue is set to dominate the american public in the coming years as president obama attempts to reform the legislation. >> this market was very personal. >> so many shots with an assault rifle, there is no real for this to happen. just minding his own business, going home. >> at 7:38 in the morning, shot in the head. >> dmitri was two days away from his 17th birthday when the bullets flew through the windows of his school. his father marches it violently, displaying his story. among the signs with slogans, there are many pictures -- each will of these people. asked to share the sad story of a violent end. this is a grassroots movement created by a handful of concerned mothers. >> this is a program that barack obama called for. he realizes that their members of both parties with no interest in seeing gun-control pass through congress. >> his secretary was not helped -- was on hand to reassure this crowd. >> this is about gun responsibility and gun safety. >> the legislation proposed this week does nothing about the estimated 3 million assault
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